Buried in Muck, Clues to Future NYC Drought

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Outside New York, one scientist thinks muddy marshes hold the secrets of future climate change. 

Meet the Town That’s Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole

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What could possibly go wrong when miners, frackers, and drillers reshape the geology beneath our feet? Talk to the evacuees of Bayou Corne, Louisiana.

How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb?

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Recent warnings that this greenhouse gas could cost us $60 trillion have received widespread publicity. But many scientists are skeptical.

Global Warming Could Cause 50 Percent Increase in Violent Conflict

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Scientists see fresh evidence of a strong link between climate change and violence.

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?


Why we pretend the next storm won’t happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.


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